Here are the top Baltimore County news stories for this week as reported on Patch.
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A Joppa man, who was after claiming he was too injured to continue working as a laborer for the county, entered an Alford plea Tuesday to felony theft charges.
A 31-year-old Owings Mills man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for luring a teen girl he met on Facebook to skip school and come to his home for sex and then exploiting her for child pornography.
Baltimore County Public Schools has the fourth highest graduation rate among the nation’s largest school districts.
Filming for the movie Better Living Through Chemistry was taking place on some of Catonsville's tree-lined residential streets this week.
The Baltimore County Council held a public hearing in Pikesville on Foundry Row and other rezoning issues.
A before-school program calms kids and helps them focus for class, teachers say.
A check for $97,836.31was presented to department by county executive Kevin Kamenetz.